Combining astrology with traditional birthstones turns out to be a winning combination for an ardent believer of the same. Whether you're a temperamental crab, an outgoing lion, or a cool archer, birthstones according to the zodiac come up with the best gems to wear to bring you luck and favorable fortune.
The two are intrinsically linked. Their mystical powers are enhanced when one complements the other.
Essentially, there are four main categories, the Gregorian Calendar, Modern birthstones adopted by the Jewelers of America and are followed throughout the US, Australia and Thailand, the Mystical birthstones of Tibet, the Ayurvedic birthstones from India. For authenticity, many jewelers also carry a color chart that you can check when making a purchase.
Represented by Ram, Aries is a fire sign. The gemstone associated with this sign is the bloodstone. Also known as the heliotrope, it has a classic deep-green color with specks of red, thus stating the origin of its name.
Gemini, the sign of the twins, is an air sign and is associated with Agate, a variety of Quartz. Its complex structure gives it an opaque or translucent look. It is a semi-precious stone. Like the multifaceted personalities of a Gemini, Agate comes with various properties and colors, thus more suitable to this zodiac sign.
The zodiac sign and symbol associated with Leo is the majestic Lion. The birthstone for Leo is the Onyx, also a form of Quartz. It is dark in color and opaque. It is found in Brazil, Madagascar, and India.
The sixth sign of the zodiac is Virgo, which is an earth sign symbolized by the Virgin. Their gemstone is the Carnelian. It is red in color. It was worn by ancient Egyptians as a source of lasting endurance. Carnelian is a mirror to the characteristics of Virgo and helps them in keeping their virtues intact and eliminating fear, for a prosperous life.
The Libran scales that symbolize this air sign are associated with the Libran's constant endeavor to maintain a balance in physical, mental and spiritual health. The birthstone for Librans is the olive-green Peridot. This is a rare and expensive stone. It was popularly used in Roman and Egyptian jewelry.
It is associated with the birthstone Beryl. This is a translucent stone that comes in many colors. However, only the red and yellow stones are called beryl. Blue ones are known as aquamarines and green ones are known as emeralds. Yellow beryl, also known as the golden beryl is representative of Scorpio personality traits.
The archer symbolizes the fire sign of Sagittarius and has topaz as its birthstone. Also topaz is the stone for December month and the ruling planet of the zodiac, that is, Jupiter. This gemstone comes in many colors like yellow, blue, red, orange, and green.
Capricorn ends the calendar year, but is only the tenth sign of the zodiac. It is an earth sign. It is associated with the birthstone Ruby. It is a variety of the corundum and comes in various shades of red.
The symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer. It is an air sign. The birthstone for Aquarius is the Garnet. This stone gets its name from the Greek word granatum which means a pomegranate seed.
The last sign of the Zodiac is the water sign Pisces. Symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, Pisces are highly representative of the deeper philosophies of life. It is associated with the Amethyst. This stone is purple in color. It is known to fade under excess sunlight.
Whether you believe in birthstones and zodiac or not, should you choose to pick up a trinket or two, take a minute to think about your birthstone.